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. let's get you up to date. martin savidge begins our coverage. >> reporter: it's been the question dominate thing entire trial. would george zimmerman take the stand? and today judge nelson asked him directly. >> have you made a decision? >> yes, your honor. >> what is your decision, sir? >> after consulting with counsel, not to testify, your honor. >> is it your decision not to testify in this case? >> yes, your honor. >> are you making that decision freely and voluntarily? >> yes, your honor. >> reporter: and with that, the defense rested. >> with all that in mind, the defense would rest. >> reporter: much of the day was spent on a witness saying zimmerman was nonconfrontational. but it was a dummy that proved to be one of the strongest witnesses of the day. it begin when the prosecutor grabbed a mannequin to show their version of events. >> do you recognize this as being a human-type figure, right? >> yes, sir. >> okay. >> reporter: it was here the state seemed to concede trayvon martin could have been on top of george zimmerman. suggesting he was pulling away at the time he was
to assess what happened today. martin savidge is covering the trial for us. he's in sanford florida, together with cnn legal analyst together with former federal prosecutor sunny hostin and martin is joining us from miami. martin, this is all very dramatic and at least the sense was that the defense managed to counter some of the impressions left the other day when trayvon martin's mother and brother testified. they insisted that that voice screaming on that 911 call was the voice of trayvon martin. >> well, again, this was another really remarkable moment, wolf, inside of that courtroom. think about it. you have tracy martin, the father, who is called to the witness stand and questioned by the attorney who is defending the man who killed tracy martin's son. that's of course trayvon martin. so that unto itself sets up the drama. but then you have the issue of a father that is now, as you just pointed out, there were two detectives that took the stand and said unequivocally that they heard tracy martin when they asked him whose voice that was calling 911, that was your son, they hear
. martin savidge sat down with george zimmerman's attorney, mark o'mara, for a one-on-one inter. >> . >> do you think george zimmerman, your client, if he is acquitted, what kind of life will he have? >> not a good one. i think he has to live mostly in hiding. he has to protect himself from that periphery that still believe he's a racist murderer or acted in a bad way, and that you don't know who they are. you don't know if they're down the street or if you don't know if they're across the country. i think that he's probably concerned about living still in central florida and never having a normal life. >> his life will never be the same. >> never, ever. >> never like be able to go to work or have a regular job? >> i don't know how he gets a job where he is out in public without having the fear of somebody finding out where he works. >> to be clear, we asked the state of florida and prosecutors if they would be available to speak with us this week. they declined saying they would speak after the verdict. we also reached out to trayvon martin's family for interviews and they are also waiting
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